The spacecraft “Soyuz MS-02″ with the next crew of the International space station (ISS) was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It is reported by the website of Roskosmos, which was carried out live broadcast of the launch.
The start of “Union” was successful. Nine minutes after launch the spacecraft separated from the third stage of the carrier rocket “Soyuz-FG” and went into orbit, and then headed to the International space station, reported TASS the representative of Roscosmos. On the website the Corporation States that the flight control of the ship is controlled from a mission control Center (MCC).
Aboard manned spacecraft is a crew of long-term 49/50 mission to the International space station. Main crew: Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergei Ryzhikov and Andrei Borisenko, and NASA astronaut Robert Shane Kimbrough, is spoken in the message of the Corporation.
– The Chinese spacecraft “Shenzhou-11″ docked with the orbital module
Video of the launch on TV Roskosmos in YouTube. On the website of the Studio you can also watch the video prelaunch press-conference of main and backup crews TPK, report crew readiness for the flight, the landing crew of the WPK in a space ship.
The report launch also conducted on the Russian space Agency in Facebook.
“Solar panels and antennas of the spacecraft “Soyuz MS-02″ was successfully opened. The flight of the spacecraft is in normal mode, the crew feels well,” – said in one of the publications, which is accompanied by a video with views from the window of the ship. “In the left window you can see one of the solar panels manned spacecraft, and on the right the antenna apparatus of the radio system of rapprochement “Course”, – stated in the explanation.
The convergence of the spacecraft “Soyuz MS-02″ with the ISS is scheduled to spend two days in automatic mode. The vehicle docking with the station is scheduled for 12:59 p.m. Moscow time on 21 October.
On the ISS, the newly arrived astronauts will join the 49th expedition (Russian Anatoly Ivanishin, Japanese Takuya Onishi, American Kathleen Rubens), and later, after planting the “old-timers” make the crew 50/51 expedition (Russian Oleg Novitsky, Frenchman Thomas Sands and American Peggy Whitson), reports “Interfax”. The planned duration of the flight, the new crew, according to Roscosmos, is 130 days.
In the scientific program of the Russian cosmonauts more than 50 biological,
biotech, geophysical, technical and medical
experiments. In addition, the crew will work with the Russian
(“Progress of MS”) and foreign (“Dragon” – USA) and (HTV – Japan)
cargo ships, maintenance of onboard systems International
space station and participated in its outfitting.
“Union” is also a particle of the relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov. According to TASS, after the flight of this crew, she will be transferred to the Church of the Transfiguration in Star city.
Initially, the launch of “Soyuz MS-02″ was scheduled for September 23, but in the course of preflight preparation the specialists at the launch site revealed a faulty cable in the control system of the reentry vehicle, making the launch was postponed.
With the first spacecraft in a new series “Soyuz MS” earlier also there was a problem. Its launch to the ISS instead of June 24 as planned, took place on 7 July in connection with a malfunction in the traffic control system of the ship.
The international space station inhabited almost 16 years, from 2
November 2000, and ahead of the anniversary on Board will work
“Union MS” (“MS,” – “upgraded system”) – the new Russian manned spacecraft. Included in the family of “Soyuz” (the first launch took place in 1966, the first manned flight in 1967). The first ship of this series was launched to the ISS on 7 July this year.
Soyuz MS, like the previous modification (“Union TMA-M”), created on the basis of a series of “Soyuz TMA” (operated 2002-2011) by deep modernization. The new version differs from previous updated command and telemetry system capable of using relay satellites “Luch”, new rendezvous and docking “Rate-AT” and other equipment. In addition, the ships of a new series of improved power supply system and the solar panels produce more energy.